Via un-climate-related readings, I came across this gem (from the victim article of the link): My job is to assess not the rightness of each argument but to deal in the real world of campaign politics in which perception often (if not always) trumps reality. I deal in the world as voters believe it is, … Continue reading One of the biggest problems for humanity
[Update: it seems clear that records were broken after all as has been pointed out in the comments. So we are only left with Fox's reaction and youtube fog-pee videos. And let's face it, Fox's reaction was pretty predictable...] The recent cold snap was indeed remarkable and the media was buzzing about it for days.Â … Continue reading Yes, it was a remarkable cold snap, but in what way?
While reading an AP attributed article on Huffington post about Super Typhoon Haiyan (also known as Yolanda), I did a double take at this paragraph: Weather officials said Haiyan had sustained winds of 235 kilometers per hour (147 miles per hour), with gusts of 275 kph (170 mph), when it made landfall. By those measurements, … Continue reading AP Misreports Haiyan as Category 4
(the featured image above is of the once aptly named Rio Grande, now referred to by locals as the "Rio Sand") The LA Times has a very chilling piece on New Mexico's not so chilling climate change.Â Here are a few quotes to pique your interest: "All of New Mexico is officially in a drought, … Continue reading New Mexico’s extreme drought
Via MT at Planet3, we have a nice quote from FAIR: This is what I like to describe as the difference between objectivity and "objectivity." Objectivity is the belief that there is a real world out there that's more or less knowable; the "objectivity" that journalists practice holds that it's impossible to know what's real, … Continue reading Objectivity
Hilarious! And, as always from The Onion, so true...
While this is not strictly relevant to climate (nor a new story), it is a very compelling and interesting illustration of why corporate media in general, and Fox in particular, can not be trusted with news stories where science intersects with an industry's profitability. As mentioned in the video, this is the incident which prompted … Continue reading Inside the Corporate Media Pressure Machine